How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Nicaragua

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a Type B power plug.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you're visiting abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows you exactly how to charge the Kindle Fire in Nicaragua by using the standard Type B or A Nicaraguan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Nicaragua from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the Nicaraguan power outlet to your Fire. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of the operating system for the Fire, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Nicaragua

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Nicaragua?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Nicaragua?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Nicaragua is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nicaraguans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nicaragua and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Nicaragua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Nicaragua?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Nicaraguan power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nicaraguan power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Nicaraguan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nicaraguan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nicaragua country Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated cost around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$25-C$30).
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, estimated price under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, under $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).